Tag Archives: architectural design

How to Communicate Your Likes and Dislikes to Designers and Architects

Everyone experiences architecture and design on a daily basis, but it can become intimidating when it’s time to remodel your own space. Below are a few tips from our designers and architects that will help ensure your tastes are properly reflected in your next renovation. Collect Images The first step in communicating likes and dislikes for your home renovation is to collect imagery. Nowadays, you have more options than just sifting through magazines and ripping out the pages. Websites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Houzz provide easy ways to collect what you like online in a shareable format. Showing designers and… Read More >

Great News for Clients: Our Award-Winning Design Team is Expanding!

Thanks to the trust of our clients and partners, we’re pleased to say BOWA’s in-house design department has been growing steadily since we announced this division just over two years ago. Under the direction of Bobby Han, the team has added a wealth of experience and resources all intended to streamline the often arduous design process. People & Experience: Bobby Han, Director of Design, has an A.B. in Architectural Design and Theory from Princeton University and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has worked with notable firms, run his own practice, and designed projects… Read More >

Case Study – Thomas French Architect partners with BOWA on a conservatory and pool house project in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia

Featured in: Home & Design Sourcebook Excerpt:  Architect Thomas French lets in the light in a spacious Fairfax County pool house.  The challenge was to bring in light without roasting the occupants,” says Thomas French of the bright, airy pool house he recently completed in the sought-after enclave of Belle Haven in Northern Virginia. Tapped to create a structure that would mirror the residents’ main house and look at home in their traditional neighborhood, French paid close attention to the placement of windows. …The result is a two-bedroom cottage with a kitchenette, a large main gathering area with vaulted ceilings… Read More >

BOWA Named Hall of Fame Custom Builder in the Designers’ Choice Awards

Featured in: Home & Design Sourcebook Excerpt:  Our annual survey of area designers and architects reveals their industry favorites. Each year, Home & Design polls hundreds of industry professionals to glean their picks for the leaders in this innovative, ever-evolving community—as well as their votes of confidence in those just making their mark. We also ask area architects and designers to vote on their favorite industry resources, in categories ranging from lighting and appliance showrooms to drapery fabricators and art galleries. For More Information: Click here to view the full article in a new window… Read More >

BOWA Builders Announces New Identity of BOWA to Better Reflect Company’s Design-Build Expertise of Transforming Houses Into Homes

McLean, Va. – BOWA Builders announces its new company identity as BOWA, stressing the firm’s role as clients’ single point of accountability for the design and construction of large-scale additions and renovations. “After talking with many of our clients over BOWA’s 22 years in the home remodeling industry, the one piece of feedback we kept hearing was how we are ‘so much more than a builder,'” said BOWA CEO and co-founder Larry Weinberg. “Our ability to assemble and manage a team of experts, take accountability for the entire design and construction process, and look after the clients’ best interests are… Read More >